Saturday, January 05, 2008
Delmar Bicentennial Cookbook
Irene Culver - General Chairwoman of the Delmar Bi-Centennial Committee
Miriam Binebrink - Maryland Co-Chairwoman
Bonnie Bogardus - Maryland Co-Chairwoman
Jean Ellis - Delaware Co-Chairwoman
Pauline Hammond - Delaware Co-Chairwoman
Etta Elliott - Cookbook Committee Chairwoman
Pearl Calhoun - Cookbook Committee Chairwoman
Nettie Kenney - Cookbook Committee
Edna Williams - Cookbook Committee
Elah Hearne - Cookbook Committee
Ruth Mack - Cookbook Committee
Aline West - Cookbook Committee
Pattie Krewatch - Cookbook Committee
Florence Zeller - Cookbook Committee
From the Kitchen of Laura Phillips
Pastry for 2 - crust 9" pie
1 1/2 pts. oysters (3 cups)
1/3 cup butter or oleo
1/3 cup flour
1 Tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into pie plate lined with crust.
Cover all with other crust & bake at 400 degrees until brown.
From the Kitchen of Aline West
2 qts. of sifted flour, a tsp. of salt, a Tbsp of sweet lard, 1 egg; make up with 1/2 pt. of milk, or, if milk is not to be had, plain water will answer; beat regularly, but not hard, until the dough blisters & pops. Pull off some of the dough; roll it into a ball with the hand; flatten, stick with a fork, & bake in a quick oven. It is not beating hard that makes the biscuit nice, but the regularity of the beating.
From the Kitchen of Mrs. Mae Oliphant
Sweet Potato Pie
4 cups mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups milk (1 large can evaporated milk with regular milk added)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs, well beaten
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tsp. Coconut flavor
Mix. Makes 2 pies. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, 45 to 50 minutes at 375 degrees, or until set.
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And there is this one announcing Mike and Katrina Wedding
mike and katrina wedding
PFC Robert B. Hayman 1945
CHURCH SERVICE FOR PFC ROBERT B. HAYMAN
The Church Service will be read for Pfc. Robert B. Hayman, on Sunday, January 7th at All Saints Episcopal Church at 7:30 p. m.
Pfc. Hayman, age 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyndal C. Hayman, of Delmar, Delaware, was with the First Army in Germany when the report came that he had died in the service of his country.
Your prayers and presence are requested.
Friday, January 04, 2008
The Delmar Caboose
1976 Ad - Bank Of Delmar
Children Names - Adolph
It is interesting that of the Americans I know who have the name Adolph or Adolf they were all born in the 1930’s and they were all Jewish. Altho they kept the name as a legal name none went by Adolph but were usually called Ad, or Adi.
It's Miyoko's Birthday
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Veteran Homes and Town Hall
The structures being moved in 1959
Jake Turns 16
News Journal Mock Poll
I drove over to Ocean city last night to watch Sweeney Todd. The last time I saw Sweeney Todd was in 1980 at the Kennedy Center in Washington. It starred Angela Lansbury and George Hearn in it and I thought it was a great musical, so when I heard Johnny Depp was playing in the movie version of it I had great fear it would end up of like his other movies. Let me say I am not a Johnny Depp fan, Willie Wonka and Captain Jack Sparrow I felt were the limits of his acting ability. He did however pull Sweeney Todd off. In spite of Tim Burton direction of Halloween makeup and drab scenery and about a zillion times more blood than in the play, it was an entertaining movie. It had a number of actors from the Harry Potter Movies in it so you had that cross over effect. I found the computer model backgrounds, movie today must have, to be irritating and I thought it reminded me of the London rooftop scenes in Mary Poppins.
Since I am a retired Accountant one of a number of things I do that disturbs my family is watch the movie credits to see who was the accountant for the movie. Sweeney Todd had Don Walker as the Financial Controller.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Drive In looking for a spot
There has been updated information put on the Diamond State Drive-In
Theatre Website ( http://www.dsdit.com/about.shtml
In addition to reproducing the poster that some of you may have seen
during the closing days of the 2007 DSDIT season, we have added
information about our search for a new home for the Diamond State
Drive-In Theatre, and what you can do to help us.
We are looking for 6+ acres of land in Kent or Sussex county in
Delaware, or Caroline county in Maryland. If you own or know of
someone who owns a parcel of land and who is willing to discuss sale
or long term lease, please email email@example.com
name, phone number, location and acreage of the lot. We will get back
to you promptly.
James Cayz / firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamond State Drive-In Theatre
Delaware's ONLY open Drive-In!
Rt 13, 2mi North of Felton, DE
9758 S. DuPont Hwy, Felton, DE 19943
[GPS Lat:39.0296 Long:-75.56275 ]
Parks and Recs Meeting
Bank of Delmar
Today the Bank of Delmar is know as the
Bank of Delmarva
Salisbury Times, January 2, 1929
DELMAR BANK MOVES TO NEW HOME TOMORROW
First Bank In The County, Outside of Salisbury, Will Occupy Handsome Structure
ITS GROWTH HAS BEEN PHENOMINAL
Original Investment Has Returned 4 To 1 While Books Show Surplus of $70,000
Returning four dollars for every dollar original invested and accumulating a reserve surplus of almost three to one is the thirty one year record in banking established by J G W Perdue and Samuel M Ellis, cashier and assistant cashier respectively, of the Bank of Delmar.
The Bank of Delmar will occupy its attractive new building located on the south side of State Street tomorrow and has extended an invitation to the public to visit the new building between nine o’clock and three o’clock tomorrow January 3rd.
The new building is thirty by sixty two feet and is of brick and stone construction. It is modern in every respect being equipped with tile floors in the lobby, cork floors in the working room, an oil burning automatic thermostat controlled heating plant, and double vaults. The double vault is 10 x 22 feet, made of 18 inch steel reinforced concrete with a door of 10 inch steel. The vault was manifested at 33,000 pounds when billed for shipment by the manufacturer.
This was the first bank established in Wicomico County outside of Salisbury and predictions were freely made at the time that it would fail. The bank opened for business on May 8, 1897 with a capital stock of $25,000, subscribed more as a matter of pride in Delmar than in the hope of earning dividends.
Instead of failure, records show that the original stock has received $411 per share in dividends, that there is a surplus of $70,000 with $3,000 listed as undivided profits.
Total resources are listed as $645,345.49. The capital stock in 1919 was increased by $40,000.
While the directors and officers of the bank have done their part in making this record much of the credit is given to Mr. Perdue and Mr. Ellis who took a special course at Goldeys College in Wilmington in order to prepare themselves for the work before the doors were opened in 1897.
Gardner L. Hastings is president and Robert H. Lowe vice-president at this time.
The Bank of Delmarva Today
Monday, December 31, 2007
Some 1928 ads for New Year Eve in Salisbury MD
Sunday, December 30, 2007
The first SOS was heard by the Ocean City coast guard station at 8 AM and they launched their 35 foot rescue boat immediately. At the same time boats from Cape May were dispatched and a number of helicopters from Chincoteague and Quantico. The African Queen had been running in rough weather all night and suddenly hit the shoal and broke into. The ship drew 32 feet of water and the water dept atop the shoal was 24 feet. At the time of the breakup the seas were running 4 to 8 foot waves with 20 knot winds. The Norwegian Captain ( Kai Danielson) said they had been traveling at four to six knots. Most of the crew were German, Norwegian, Danish and Sudanese. All 47 members were removed safely to Ocean City where they were quarantined until immigration officers from Baltimore processed them.
The African Queen was 590 foot, registered at 13,800 tons and was built in 1955 at Kiel, Germany. It was owned by African Enterprises Ltd, registered in Liberia and operated by Packard Shipping Company. The African Queen was carrying 21,000 tons of crude oil from Columbia to Paulsboro, NJ (outside of Philadelphia). The oil was valued at that time between $600,00 to $700,000. Part of it was pumped off the part of the ship that did not sink, the rest went into the ocean. Let’s see, if it was 21,000 tons of crude and at 7.3 barrels to the ton at today prices of lets say $100 a barrel so today it would have been valued at $15,330,000. The interesting part was in the true ocean front wrecker tradition everyone in the area made for the tanker to steal something. It was an incredible free for all hauling stuff off the ship. A good account of that is here.
The sunken part of the African Queen is on the dive circuit now. It was an interesting time with the news coverage being nationwide and a number of reporters coming in for coverage.